About the shingles vaccine
- Shingrix® is the vaccine administered in the Yukon to prevent shingles.
- The shingles vaccine lowers the risk of getting shingles significantly and reduces the chance of complications from this disease
- Shingrix is a non-live vaccine that has been shown to be 90 per cent effective in preventing shingles and post-herpetic neuralgia which is a type of severe pain that lasts months to years after shingles disease.
- The vaccine is given as 2 doses, 6 months apart